April 2012 Blog Posts (37)

Blow for Jamaica's autistic children: Maia Chung foundation to discontinue outreach activities

Monday, April 30, 2012 - Updated: 2:24 AM

BY NADINE WILSON Observer staff reporter wilsonn@jamaicaobserver.com Monday, April 30, 2012 

EXACTLY four years after it was launched to help children diagnosed with autism, the Maia Chung Autism and Disabilities Foundation (MCADF) is set to discontinue all forms of outreach activities, effective today, citing Government's obvious disregard for those living with the mental disorder

. Motivated by the diagnosis of one of…

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Added by Maia Chung on April 30, 2012 at 3:30am — 1 Comment

Jamaican Teachers to be Awarded in Autism and Disabilities Competition for first time!

This year for the first time in the Autism and Disabilities Ambassadors Competition, the supervising teacher of the winner will also receive an award. Motivation will help all people in society be change agents and encouraging everyone to get involved in this mission is the aim of The Maia Chung Autism and Disabilities Foundation…

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Added by Maia Chung on April 25, 2012 at 7:59am — No Comments

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Added by Maia Chung on April 25, 2012 at 7:06am — No Comments

Jamaica's New Autism Ambassador uses the media to lobby for the disabled

Sicourney Jackson who will be officially presented to the media on April 28-2012 as this year's overall Autism and Disabilities Ambassador, rose to the top with work such as her displays, work with Mustard Seed Community and this http://mobile.jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20120410/letters/letters2.php

Added by Maia Chung on April 24, 2012 at 5:00am — No Comments

Become Acquainted with Maia Chung Television MCTV

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Added by Maia Chung on April 23, 2012 at 4:30am — No Comments

WORLD RENOWNED DANCEHALL STARS END AUTISM MONTH WITH A BANG…FOR THIS YEAR'S AUTISM AND DISABILITIES AMBASSADOR

 Dancehall legend Jason Williams also known as Don Yute of the Golden Child Music group is ensuring that his partnership with the Autism community is one he stays committed to.

The entertainer a sponsor of the Autism and Disabilities Ambassadors competition is providing one of several prizes being offered to this year’s winner 14 year old Sicourney Jackson of Queens High School in Jamaica, a brand new laptop valued at just about 180-thousand dollars.

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Added by Maia Chung on April 22, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments

More on Autism…..Artist Highya Ziya: Speaks from his heart *Guide and Protect* Jamaica

Artist Highya Ziya: Speaks from his heart *Guide and Protect* April 20, 2012 by Editor Sher Blake 

 He was inspired to guide and protect the physically challenged from his childhood days; he grew up with his blind grandfather, Lance Orlando Bryan, ‘Highya Ziya’ shares his story about “Guide and Protect” song and video.

A song used as the anthem for The Maia Chung Autism and Disabilities Foundation.

What motivated you to do a song for the physically challenged? I…

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Added by Maia Chung on April 22, 2012 at 1:13pm — No Comments

FOURTEEN YEAR OLD SICOURNEY JACKSON OF QUEENS HIGH SCHOOL …MAKES HISTORY AS SOLE WINNER OF AUTISM AND DISABILITIES COMPETITION JAMAICA





“I believe that Autistics should still be treated with the same level of respect. They have the same rights that any normal person has and even though they have a disability, it doesn’t mean they are not capable of anything. They deserve to be treated in a special way so…

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Added by Maia Chung on April 22, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

RADA Jamaica's Tractor-rental service good to go

Tractor-rental service good to go

Published: Saturday | April 21, 2012 Comments 0

THE MINISTRY of Agriculture and Fisheries will be moving to aggressively market its tractor-rental service following Wednesday's presentation of certificates of competence to 26 operators, who completed a two-day 16-hour training programme in the use of hand-held tractors.

"Already, we have a backlog of some 141 farmers and stakeholders who are awaiting the…

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Added by Maia Chung on April 21, 2012 at 9:22am — No Comments

Jamaica's Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) moves forward with job creation effort

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RADA Trains 27 Young Men to Operate Tractors…

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Added by Maia Chung on April 21, 2012 at 1:44am — No Comments

Pope Benedict XVI ends Latin visit with call for freedoms in Cuba

Pope Benedict XVI meets former Cuban leader and fellow octogenarian Fidel Castro in Havana. The photo was provided by the Vatican's newspaper. (L'Osservatore Romano / European Pressphoto Agency / March…

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Added by CShout1 on April 19, 2012 at 7:58pm — No Comments

A generational divide widens in Cuba

A man runs along Havana's waterfront. Cubans increasingly are divided over the path their nation is taking. A 19-year-old summed up his future: “The only option is to leave the country. But we aren’t allowed to do that.” Responded a woman, 76: “People are ignorant for saying that. They are not grateful.”…

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Added by CShout1 on April 19, 2012 at 7:51pm — No Comments

Jamaica's Art Therapy Outreach to Special Needs Students

My special education colleague and Autism and Disabilities Foundation Supporter Leslie Ann Belnavis want Jamaica to be aware of the following.



The post was constructed by her.



Please feel free to get involved, the more of these efforts we all support the more development of infrastructure and support for the disabled will develop. (We pray in Jesus name).



Leslie Ann says:



I have been working as…
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Added by Maia Chung on April 18, 2012 at 9:58am — No Comments

Autism Walk in Jamaica April 28-2012

On April 28,2012 the Loving Arms Youth Club will be hosting a 'WALK' in support of Autism Awareness Month from Half Way Tree to Emancipation Park.



The dress code is BLUE. We meet in Half Way Tree at 12 PM. Autism Brochures will be done to issue to pedestrians, persons in their cars at stop lights and persons at the Emancipation Park.



Contact info: 463-8342(President Shanika). Email: rootzgirl@hotmail.com or loving_arms7@hotmail.com. (The space between the lovingarms is an…

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Added by Maia Chung on April 17, 2012 at 10:52pm — No Comments

Autism Walk in Jamaica April 28-2012

On April 28,2012 the Loving Arms Youth Club will be hosting a 'WALK' in support of Autism Awareness Month from Half Way Tree to Emancipation Park.



The dress code is BLUE. We meet in Half Way Tree at 12 PM. Autism Brochures will be done to issue to pedestrians, persons in their cars at stop lights and persons at the Emancipation Park.



Contact info: 463-8342(President Shanika). Email: rootzgirl@hotmail.com or loving_arms7@hotmail.com. (The space between the lovingarms is an…

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Added by Maia Chung on April 17, 2012 at 10:52pm — No Comments

Jamaica 50 dramatically cut

The much anticipated celebrations for Jamaica's 50th anniversary of independence will be dramatically downsized, according to Jamaican Minister of Youth and Culture, Lisa Hanna. The Minister confirmed that the budget has been drastically reduced from over J$3 billion, set by the previous JLP government,…

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Added by CShout1 on April 17, 2012 at 9:54pm — No Comments

Trinidad Focus: Merlana Boissiere - A Phenomenal Woman

For some time, Merlana Boissiere worked out of the marketing department of Sagicor planning and preparing for the company’s annual awards ceremony. She never knew that one day she’d be the recipient of one of those awards. Last year Boissiere, a customer service supervisor at the insurance company was taken…
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Added by CShout1 on April 17, 2012 at 9:39pm — No Comments

Citrus an exceptional health benefit

Do you eat enough fruit throughout the day?  If you are like most of us, then you are most likely falling short.  Doctors recommend that an average adult consume at least two cups of fruit per day with no more than one cup of that coming from juice.  
Whole fruit is considered a great source of…
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Added by CShout1 on April 17, 2012 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Beet Army Worm Update Jamaica Monday April 16-2012 TVJ 7:00 am PLEASE WATCH!

Ladies and Gentlemen:

Please tune in to TVJ (Television Jamaica), as RADA's in house experts on the Beet Army Worm Mrs. Marina Young and Mrs. Francine Webb-Lawrence of the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) will be on Smile Jamaica at 7:00 am, updating the nation on actions being taken by us to deal with the outbreak situation, please show them your support by spreading the word and watching yourself! This Monday April 16-2012. Watch via the link…

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Added by Maia Chung on April 14, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

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